Dawson County Sheriff's Office

Uniform Patrol Division

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The Dawson County Sheriff's Office continually searches for highly qualified, experienced law enforcement officers for our Uniform Patrol Division. To be considered for employment, applicants must be at least 21 years of age, have no serious criminal record or background, possess certification as a police officer, experience as a patrol officer, and a desire to work in a community oriented environment. All applicants are subject to a thorough background check, pre-employment drug screen, voice stress analysis, an interview process, and other pre-employment screening techniques utilized by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrols 0fficers receive an annual salary of $32,978.40 and a full Dawson County benefits package.

Responsibilities of a patrol officer include, but are not limited to, the enforcement of all local ordinances, state laws, and federal laws. This includes the enforcement of traffic law. With the enforcement of these laws, patrol officers must complete written reports, testify in court, apprehend subjects, possibility of physical confrontation(s), care and custody of apprehended subjects, traffic and crowd control, emergency driving, etc.

Those interested in obtaining additional information may do so by contacting Human Resources Director Donna Blanton. Applicants can download an application from the "Employment Opportunities" page or pick up an application in person at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

Uniform Patrol Division - Position Description